British 1822 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword and Scabbard

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A very good example of a British 1822 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword and Scabbard

This is quite an unsual sword and comprises a typical gilt brass Gothic hilt with VR (Queen Victoria) and grip bound with fishskin and silver twistwire.  The blade is of pipe back form and features some excellent etching that includes the royal cypher of King George IV (1820-1830).  The owner of this sword was no doubt a serving officer when the new monarch (Victoria) came to the throne in 1837 and decided to keep the blade (through the reign of King William IV aswell) but change the hilt - this was common practice and common sense, especially if the sword blade was of high quality as is this example.  The sword was manufactured by the famous London sword maker, Prosser and is maker marked to the blade forte.  The sword comes complete with its original brass scabbard.

Condition of the Sword

In good overall condition - the blade is very clean and crisp.

Specifications of the Sword

Blade length is 34.5 inches (39.5 inches overall).

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